XO Expands Metro Capacity Across National Network

XO Communications plans to expand metropolitan capacity across its nationwide network, according to one of its suppliers.

The telecommunications provider has inked a five-year agreement with Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions.

“We look forward to supporting XO Communications in their ambitious to drive down network costs and adding new service capabilities,” Transmode CEO Karl Thedéen said in a statement.

Transmode said its TM-Series platform will provide XO with a WDM platform for metro/regional networks that is capable of carrying 80 channels at speeds of up to 100 Gbit/s. Initial deployments will supply XO with Gigabit Ethernet and 10G Ethernet connectivity. Transmode also will also support XO’s legacy SONET services.

A spokesman for XO did not immediately respond Wednesday for a request to elaborate on XO’s expansion plans. XO has been fairly quiet with public announcements since it became a privately held company last year.

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